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10.01.2013

Family Medicine Expert Returns to Miller School to Lead New Inpatient Service

Luis M. Ramos Gomez, M.D., who recently completed his family medicine residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital after serving in a number of clinical and administrative capacities around the world, has returned to the Miller School to develop a new Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University of Miami Hospital that provides prompt, efficient, and effective patient- and community-centered care.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ramos back as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,” said Penny Tenzer, M.D., Chief of Service for Family Medicine at University of Miami Hospital, Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health and Medical Director of the Family Medicine Inpatient Service. “He is highly regarded for his clinical acumen, teaching style and ability to communicate with patients and families and will be a huge asset as we continue building partnerships with community practitioners and prepare the next generation of physicians to lead the new era of personalized healthcare.”

Under Ramos’s leadership, the Family Medicine Inpatient Service at UMH will be staffed by two attending physicians and one Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner who will provide personalized care for community patients who require hospital services and care. Most importantly, the team will partner with the patients’ primary care physicians, providing daily updates on progress and follow-through upon discharge.

“Developing this inpatient service at the Miller School is a great opportunity to boost patient satisfaction and patient-centered care and management,” said Ramos, assistant professor of family medicine and community health, who received his initial medical training in his native Cuba. “Personally, I see a great group of professors, physicians and colleagues who will help me to grow in my professional career.”

Ramos also will lend his expertise to precepting at Jefferson Reaves Sr. Family Health Center in Overtown and be an active participant in residency and departmental educational and clinical programs.

In recognition of his demonstrated interest, ability and unwavering commitment to family medicine education, Ramos received the prestigious Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award after his June 2012 completion of the UM/Jackson residency program.

Before residency, Ramos gained extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings. After attaining his internal medicine certification in Cuba, he worked as the primary care physician for a small town in the Pinar del Rio province, where he was responsible for inpatient and outpatient medical as well as emergent care for patients of all ages.

Leaving Cuba in 1998, Ramos became the Principal Medical Officer, Medical Superintendent and eventually Chief Medical Officer for Estcourt Hospital in Estcourt, South Africa, where he remained for seven years. He then spent three years as a general practitioner in Australia’s Coolum Beach.

In all his roles, Ramos cared for a high volume of patients and performed numerous other inpatient procedures. He also has extensive clinical experience as a hospitalist, most recently as a nocturnist at JFK Medical Center in Palm Beach County, where he admitted up to 15 patients per shift.

Ramos, who is certified by the American Board of Family Physicians, began his new role in August.

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